Event: Working with Schools Practice Forum




A forum for our partner organisations supporting schools with the development and implementation of the respectful relationships program and curriculum.

  • Date: Wednesday 29 August
  • Start time: 9.15am arrival for a 9.30am start
  • End time: 12.30 (followed by a light lunch)
  • Venue: Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows
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Training Details

This forum was developed with the objective of having a conversation about the practicalities behind forming relationships with the schools, meaningful ways to build their capacity in this space and to share any learnings from the work which has already been done.

Staff from the Department of Education and Training and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre will attend offering program updates. This will be an interactive forum with opportunities for questions, sharing of ideas and networking.

It will be followed by a light lunch.

For further queries about this training, please contact Rebecca Tipper on or call 9484 1666.


New Organisation ‘Respect Victoria’ Established

In a world first, the Victorian Government will establish ‘Respect Victoria’ with the singular focus of preventing family violence and all forms of violence against women.

A statutory authority enshrined in legislation, the new organisation will work to change the attitudes, social norms and culture that lead to violence against women.

Respect Victoria will work for a future where all Victorians experience equality and respect where they live, work, learn and play. It will continue the Victorian Government’s work to address gender inequality as a root cause of family violence.

Watch this space for more information about Respect Victoria in coming weeks.



Respect Victoria Opens

WHIN welcomes the opening of Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency, Respect Victoria. We look forward to working together to create a future free from violence against women.

Respect Victoria was established following a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Respect Victoria will work to address gender inequality as a root cause of family violence. A statutory authority to be enshrined in legislation, it aims to change the attitudes, social norms and culture that lead to family violence and violence against women.

Visit Respect Victoria for more information.

The Office for Women

As some people may be aware, the Office of Prevention and Women’s Equality has led the establishment of Respect Victoria. To reflect the transition of some of the primary prevention work to Respect Victoria, it has now officially become the Office for Women.

The Office for Women’s vision is that all Victorians:

  • live in a safe and equal society
  • have access to equal power, resources and opportunities
  • are treated with dignity, respect and fairness.

Emily Lee-Ack will commence as the CEO for the Office for Women from 20 August. Emily will be well-known to many as a highly qualified leader. Her most recent role has been as CEO of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West.